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Meet Dr. Carmencita Lake, CFIA veterinarian

Meet Dr. Carmencita Lake, CFIA veterinarian

I can’t think of a time when I didn’t want to be a veterinarian. After 20 years in private practice, here’s how I’m helping to protect your health while paving the way for the next generation of veterinarians and inspectors.

Meet Shae Wasyliw, CFIA meat hygiene inspector

Meet Shae Wasyliw, CFIA meat hygiene inspector

As a cattle rancher and meat hygiene inspector with the CFIA, farming and agriculture have always been part of my life. Here's how I paved my way in the industry to help feed and protect Canadians.

Biosecurity: it's a pig deal for small farms and pig owners

Biosecurity: it's a pig deal for small farms and pig owners

Keeping a pig disease out is less costly than dealing with it once it gets in. Whether you have a small herd or one pig, follow these tips to protect the animal(s) you care about.

Do you have what it takes to be a superhero?

Do you have what it takes to be a superhero?

Not all superheroes wear capes. At the CFIA, we're powered by a brave team of heroes on a mission to keep you safe. Download their trading cards, exchange with your friends, and collect them all!

How bird flu could impact your cross-border shopping

How bird flu could impact your cross-border shopping

If you shop in the United States, it's important to know which poultry products (such as turkeys) and poultry by-products (including eggs) are not allowed into Canada due to ongoing bird flu outbreaks in some states.

Join the fight against antimicrobial resistance

Join the fight against antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial drugs are sometimes overused and misused in medicine, the agri-food industry and even cleaning products. Follow these tips to keep yourself, your animals and the environment healthy.

I am proud to be a CFIA veterinarian – here's why

I am proud to be a CFIA veterinarian – here's why

As Canada's Chief Veterinary Officer, I'm honoured to be part of a diverse community of CFIA veterinarians dedicated to protecting animals, people and the environment. If you're a practising or aspiring veterinarian, consider joining our team!

Riding the e-commerce wave: be aware of risks of some online purchases

Riding the e-commerce wave: be aware of risks of some online purchases

The e-commerce trend is still going strong, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But before placing your next order, be aware of the rules that apply to food, plant and animal products.

You asked, we answer

You asked, we answer

In this podcast, we reach out to experts across the country to find your answers about travelling with food, alcohol labelling, pet food, chicken hatcheries, allergen recalls and more.

The CFIA: covering a lot of ground since 1997

The CFIA: covering a lot of ground since 1997

The CFIA has touched Canadians' lives every single day for the last 25 years, whether you’re a traveller, farmer, rancher, gardener, pet owner or grocery shopper.

Keeping pace with new challenges and opportunities in trade

Keeping pace with new challenges and opportunities in trade

With leadership from the CFIA, Canada has been working to enhance an international agreement that supports the flow of food, animals and plants in today’s complex world.

Meet Dr. Yves Robinson, CFIA veterinary pathologist

Meet Dr. Yves Robinson, CFIA veterinary pathologist

As a child, my mother gave me a toy farm for Christmas. Today, other CFIA veterinarians rely on me to diagnose diseases as we work together to protect Canada’s animals and food supply.

We are the CFIA

We are the CFIA

Here's how we inspect to protect you, your family, the environment and the economy.

Meet Olga Pena, scientist and advocate

Meet Olga Pena, scientist and advocate

Let's not forget the many inequalities that still exist for women and girls in science, especially those from under-represented groups.

Working with the world's deadliest diseases

Working with the world's deadliest diseases

In this podcast, we hear about a network connecting laboratories across the world. What is it like to be one of these scientists studying deadly viruses like COVID-19, Ebola and Anthrax?

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